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Middle market senior housing requires special considerations, speakers say

By 2030, all baby boomers will have reached or passed the age of 65. Now is the time for senior living operators to conduct strategic planning to see whether expanding offerings to address a service gap in the middle market would be a good move for their organizations, according to speakers at one LeadingAge educational session on Wednesday.

Immigration reform on advocacy agenda for 2019

Expect immigration reform — a potential workforce solution — and the skilled nursing survey process to be two of the issues on LeadingAge’s advocacy agenda for 2019, LeadingAge Board Chairman Stephen Fleming told those attending the general succession on Tuesday.

How Masonic ‘got real’ and cut employee turnover

Masonic Communities Kentucky is cutting employee turnover by listening to employees about the benefits they want and the policies they perceive as problematic, Trasee Whitaker, the organization’s senior vice president of human resources, told those attending a Monday educational session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.

LeadingAge seeks workforce ‘moon shot’

Calling workforce issues a “rallying cry,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan asked members to “help us figure out our moon shot on workforce” during remarks at Sunday’s keynote session of the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo.

New toolkit focuses on falls detection and prevention

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
2018 Dealmaker's Handbook

Dealmaker’s Handbook 2018

Dealmaker’s Handbook 2018 Inside: Fundamentally sound? Big picture looks good, despite some recent setbacks. Insights from National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care founder and Senior Adviser Bob Kramer, American Senior Housing Association President David Schless, Capital Senior Living CEO Larry Cohen and Green Street Advisors Senior Analyst Lukas Hartwich “Here’s what I’m telling…

HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook

Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination, including not showing ads to Facebook users who have expressed an interest in a “mobility scooter” or in “accessibility,” the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a formal complaint filed Friday.

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.

LTSS financing proposal ‘a promising start,’ providers say

Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care “is a promising start toward effective solutions,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
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